The Pragmatic MBA for Scientific and Technical Executives Book

The Pragmatic MBA for Scientific and Technical Executives


  • Author : Bertrand C. Liang
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123979322

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The Pragmatic MBA for Scientific and Technical Executives Excerpt :

This primer enables professionals with technical expertise to collaborate with their business-side colleagues. Emphasizing brevity and clarity, it gives technical staff answers to their most pressing questions about economics, finance, marketing, strategic decision-making, accounting, management, and related subjects. It does not offer condensed 1st year MBA courses; instead, it presents streamlined concepts and insights that are easy enough to be accessible and challenging enough to hold one's interest. Its examples from pharma, IT, aircraft/navigation, and other industries highlight problems that technical professionals face daily. Written by "one of them," its credibility makes it more useful than Internet resources. Because it concentrates on pragmatic (as opposed to academic) approaches to business, it empowers technical staff to stay with the conversation--and take it to a higher level. Bertrand C. Liang, MD, PhD, MBA, is Managing Director of LCC Ventures and Executive Director of Pfenex, Inc. He is trained in molecular biology and genetics (PhD) and is a clinician (MD) with subspecialty training in neurology and oncology, and serves as a Visiting University Professor at Liaoning He University, Shenyang, China. Creates frameworks and builds concepts enabling technical staff to work with their business colleagues Delivers content for pragmatic, immediate use, not condensed presentations of subjects from first year MBA curriculum Extends readers' grasp by posting additional resources at a freely-available website

The Pragmatic MBA for Scientific and Technical Executives Book

The Pragmatic MBA for Scientific and Technical Executives


  • Author : Bertrand C. Liang
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123984890

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The Pragmatic MBA for Scientific and Technical Executives Excerpt :

This primer enables professionals with technical expertise to collaborate with their business-side colleagues. Emphasizing brevity and clarity, it gives technical staff answers to their most pressing questions about economics, finance, marketing, strategic decision-making, accounting, management, and related subjects. It does not offer condensed 1st year MBA courses; instead, it presents streamlined concepts and insights that are easy enough to be accessible and challenging enough to hold one's interest. Its examples from pharma, IT, aircraft/navigation, and other industries highlight problems that technical professionals face daily. Written by "one of them," its credibility makes it more useful than Internet resources. Because it concentrates on pragmatic (as opposed to academic) approaches to business, it empowers technical staff to stay with the conversation--and take it to a higher level. Bertrand C. Liang, MD, PhD, MBA, is Managing Director of LCC Ventures and Executive Director of Pfenex, Inc. He is trained in molecular biology and genetics (PhD) and is a clinician (MD) with subspecialty training in neurology and oncology, and serves as a Visiting University Professor at Liaoning He University, Shenyang, China. Creates frameworks and builds concepts enabling technical staff to work with their business colleagues Delivers content for pragmatic, immediate use, not condensed presentations of subjects from first year MBA curriculum Extends readers' grasp by posting additional resources at a freely-available website

Managing and Leading for Science Professionals Book

Managing and Leading for Science Professionals


  • Author : Bertrand C. Liang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124166967

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Can technical paradigms help managers lead technical companies? In Managing and Leading for Science Professionals, Bertrand Liang explains that they can, as he explores real issues of importance for technical students and managers who want to move into leadership positions. A CEO with an MBA, Liang originally trained as a neurology and oncology clinician and later earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics. In this book, he emphasizes what he wishes he had known as he advanced through the organization. His practitioner's point of view is perfectly suited to those who are moving, or want to move, from the technical side to the business side. Focusing on the experiences of scientists and engineers, he teaches ways to speak top management's language. His insights deliver essential knowledge, empowering technical staff to succeed using the skills they know best. Describes "what I wish I’d known" as a manager with a technical background Focuses on using skills other than risk analysis to make decisions Explores ways to lead and manage innovation, particularly in relation to executives' responsibilities, skills, and tolerance for risk

Portfolio Management Book

Portfolio Management


  • Author : PMP, PgMP, Ginger Levin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482251050

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Recognizing the importance of selecting and pursuing programs, projects, and operational work that add sustainable business value that benefits end users, the Project Management Institute (PMI) issued its first Standard on Portfolio Management in 2006. In 2014, it launched the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) credential-which several of the

The Pragmatic Imagination Book

The Pragmatic Imagination


  • Author : Steven A. Sass
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512806601

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As prominent as the Wharton School of Business is today, so was the Wharton family in the mercantile world of eighteenth-century Philadelphia. Nineteenth-century scion of this large and wealthy business family, Joseph Wharton amassed a huge new fortune in his American Nickel Company and the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and through these enterprises helped catapult the nation into the modern age of industry. In 1881, while still in mid-career, he contributed part of his accumulated wealth to endow the Wharton School of Finance and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton's purpose was to prepare the city's young men "of inherited wealth and capacity" to assume control of the complex economy that he and his fellow entrepreneurs were then creating. He would have the university provide that cultural background needed by all gentlemen of society, while the new Wharton course would instruct students in those economic experiences necessary for success in the world of practical affairs. Wharton's investment and instructional program began the modern tradition of collegiate management education. Steven A. Sass's The Pragmatic Imagination not only provides a history of the world's oldest and still one of the most prestigious schools of management but also offers a fascinating exploration of the interaction of higher education and economic activity. The volume illuminates the essential tension in professional business education—that between utilitarian training and scholarly speculation—and analyzes the various regimes of conflict, accommodation, and synergy between these two interests. Providing the unifying theme of the history is Joseph Wharton's ambition to create a leadership class for industrial America. Careful attention is devoted to the various strategies adopted to achieve this end and to the forces that facilitated or frustrated the founder's purpose. Essentially an essay on the role of authority in the development of American culture, The Pragmatic Im

Technological  Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies  Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development Book

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development


  • Author : Nobre, Farley Simon
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2011-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613501665

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Innovation involves a set of processes which support the production and transformation of knowledge into new processes, technologies and products, goods and services, and provide an organization with particular strengths and value relative to other firms. In such a view, innovation is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable competitive advantage. Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable advantage. This book provides research and practice for graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as business firms with different technological, managerial, and organizational perspectives. Further Description from the Editors: This book represents the culmination of an international project to compile inter-disciplinary research that most contributes to innovation. More specifically, this book is about innovation in firms, industries, nations and society. It speaks to professionals and researchers who want to improve their understanding of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. The Editors’ goal is to foster cross-pollination among researchers. To this aim, the Editors have selected and assembled 35 chapters that illustrate multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and empiric results on innovation and the roles of Sustainability, Organizational Networks, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, R&D&T (Research, Development and Technology) Management, Marketing, Finance, Internationalization, and Information Systems in the organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable development. Innovation involves processes, organizational elements (or resources), and Organizational Abilities (OA) that support the production and t

Human Dignity and Managerial Responsibility Book

Human Dignity and Managerial Responsibility


  • Author : Ana Maria Davila Gomez
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317120438

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The issue of human rights, in the context of corporate social responsibility, is normally taken to relate to concern about exploitation in the supply chain - child labour, slavery in developing countries, and similar evils; but of course, human rights are engaged in relation to the treatment of employees in any work situation. Indeed, as Human Dignity and Managerial Responsibility illustrates, the handling of employees is increasingly recognised as an important ingredient of sustainable enterprise - evidence shows that ethical and socially responsible behaviour is increasingly and successfully being engaged in many large corporations. Much has been written about the responsibilities of managers. Since employees are claimed by all organisations to be among their most important stakeholders it is ironic that research finds that the behaviour of many managers towards employees is often inappropriate. The editors and contributors of Human Dignity and Managerial Responsibility argue that there is a clear connection between maintaining the dignity of the workforce and corporate performance and sustainability. Their multiple perspectives on the workplace examine the position of the employee as a stakeholder, together with issues about managing employees in relation to social responsibility and sustainability. They discuss diversity in the broadest sense, filling a gap in the research-related literature essential to a more rounded understanding of CSR. Human Dignity and Managerial Responsibility will appeal to a wide audience amongst those with an academic or professional interest in CSR, sustainability, governance and stakeholder management, human rights, diversity, human resource management, and organisational development.

The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education Book

The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education


  • Author : Ben-Zion Barta
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-06-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387350899

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The power of modern information systems and information technology (lSIIT) offers new opportunities to rethink, at the broadest levels, existing business strategies, approaches and practices. Over the past decade, IT has opened up new business opportunities, led to the development of new strategic IS and challenged all managers and users of ISIIT to devise new ways to make better use of information. Yet this era which began with much confidence and optimism is now suffering under a legacy of systems that are increasingly failing to meet business needs, and lasting fixes are proving costly and difficult to implement. General management is experiencing a crisis of confidence in their IS functions and in the chiefinformation systems officers who lead them (Earl and Feeney, 1994:11). The concern for chief executive officers is that they are confronting a situation that is seemingly out of control. They are asking, 'What is the best way to rein in these problems and effectively assess IS performance? Further, how can we be certain that IS is adequately adding value to the organisational bottom line?' On the other hand, IS executives and professionals who are responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the organisation's systems are worried about the preparedness of general managers to cope with the growth in new technologies and systems. They see IT having a polarising effect on general managers; it either bedazzles or frightens them (Davenport, 1994: 119).

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 1994 Book

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 1994


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Energy development
  • Pages : 1412
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119539521

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Management Research Book

Management Research


  • Author : Sabina Siebert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351760928

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Management Research: European Perspectives brings together experts in the field to take stock of European management research and reflect on its distinctiveness. Building on a successful series of papers published in the European Management Journal, this book contains international contributions providing a range of scholarly perspectives on the reality of European management research. The state of management scholarship has recently been a topic of great interest, focusing on such matters as the role of universities versus businesses in shaping research agendas, the so-called ‘rigour–relevance’ debate, the use of measurements in quality assessment of research outputs, the role of journal rankings, and the merits of the journal review system. Missing, however, is any discussion of what, if anything, constitutes a European approach to management research, how does it differ from other styles used in the rest of the world and why is there a need for such distinctiveness? It has been noted that European management scholars have a lower success rate for publishing theoretical papers than their North American counterparts, which is surprising given that Europe has been the cradle of many generative intellectual traditions. European scholars may be the heirs to those traditions, but they are sometimes criticised for failing to channel this legacy into authoritative theoretical contributions in elite US-based management journals. This book provides insightful contributions to the debate and offers critical reflections on what European-based scholars have to offer the study of management.

Managers Not Mba s Book

Managers Not Mba s


  • Author : Henry Mintzberg
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-03-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442976214

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This is a book about management education that is about management. I believe that both are deeply troubled, but neither can be changed without changing the other.

Commerce  Justice  and State  the Judiciary  and Related Agencies Appropriations  Fiscal Year 1995  103d Congress  Second Session  H R  4603 Book

Commerce Justice and State the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Fiscal Year 1995 103d Congress Second Session H R 4603


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Government publications
  • Pages : 1092
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210014041840

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